Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlist: Church Walk by David Mikhail and Annalie Riches
David Mikhail Architects and Annalie Riches’ Church Walk has been named among the finalists for this year’s Stephen Lawrence Prize
David Mikhail Architects undertook this project as both architect and developer, bringing its experience in the housing sector to bear on this block of four dwellings and demonstrated how such schemes should be delivered - beautifully. They were so pleased with the results that they decided to live in one of them.
The external treatment is broken down by the functions, with brick to main living areas, Siberian larch cladding to main bedrooms and expanded mesh to the balconies. The interiors are dynamic with split levels and top-lit spaces. The selection of materials is consistent throughout, with not a detail left to chance. Every junction was considered and the attention to the finishes, especially the striking flush lime-pointed brick facade, shows an exemplary knowledge and skill with materials.
Client David Mikhail Architects
Structural engineer BTA Structural Design
Contractor Eurobuild Contractors
Contract value £800,000
Date of completion July 2012
Gross internal area 377m²